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FIRST FOODS

PREPARING FOR SOLIDS AND GETTING STARTED

5 months to 8 months

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How can I tell if my baby is ready for first foods?

All the experts have different opinions on this one. We summarize and help you pick what’s right for your family.

What is baby led weaning?

Or BLW as the cool kids call it. We’ve got the science behind the approach plus the pros and cons.

Should I make or buy baby food?

This is a big question for all families! Make? Buy? Or both?

Is there arsenic in rice cereal?

Heavy metals and baby food. Here is what you need to know about cereal as first foods.

What’s the best FIRST bite?          

Fruits or veggies? Does it even matter? The answer might be different than what the Facebook Moms say…

Do I need to wait 3-5 days to introduce new foods?

This is an old school recommendation with not much data supporting it. We summarize the science.

How do I introduce peanuts? 

Early and often is the guidance. But, what does that really mean?

Is my baby hungry?          

Your baby is born an intuitive eater. Learn to recognize the cues that mean hungry and full.

What do I need to buy to get started?

From bibs to floor mats, we’ve got you covered. Check out our first foods favorites.

How do I pick the right high chair?

You’re little one is growing! Make sure your high chair is helping, not hurting mealtime.

What foods cause choking?

Learn what foods are no go foods and which ones can be modified to be safe.

What do I need to know about constipation?

First foods brings on a whole new adventure!

How do I read a growth chart?

What do all these curves and percentiles really mean about my baby’s growth?

Why is nutrition so important right now?

The first 1,000 days is where it’s at!

Where can I get first foods help?

Need some guidance on where to start? We’re here for you.

Have a 9 to 16 month year old on your hands?

Head on over to our free resources for 1ish year olds